DAE has teamed up with Miami-based SPI Software, providers of web and premises-based software solutions for the timeshare and resort industry, and completed a new two-way interface providing exchange partners with seamless, real-time communication between their technology platforms.

“The SPI interface allows DAE to facilitate exchanges for thousands of our members each year, and opens the door for hundreds of new properties to easily benefit from our services,” said Corbett Howard, DAE’s Vice President of the Americas Region (pictured).

Resorts and developers can now easily use this facility as an inventory management tool in their daily operations, with the ability to move large amounts of inventory data between the resort’s internal PMS system (SPI) and DAE’s Exchange Management System.

The new interface significantly reduces processing time at both ends. Resorts and DAE both benefit by streamlined confirmation of incoming guest details. Owners benefit by calling their resort directly to deposit their weeks with DAE without having to complete an online form or wait for a printed deposit form to go out in the mail.

“Importantly, we’re providing owners with a fully automated system to use their vacation time more efficiently, further adding to our suite of products that are designed to improve satisfaction across the vacation ownership industry,” said Mr. Howard.

Richard Corso, CEO of SPI Software said developing this two-way interface with DAE was a step forward for the entire industry. “The business of resort operations becomes more challenging every day, and ever rising consumer expectations must be achieved with limited resources,” he said.

“The volume of DAE exchanges has seen rapid growth throughout the industry, making the interface a tremendously competitive value-add for our partners,” said Mr Corso.

About DAE (Dial An Exchange)

DAE is the world’s leading privately owned vacation exchange provider. With an established network of resort partners, DAE offers exchange availability at thousands of resorts in the most exciting destinations around the globe.

DAE’s approach to exchange is simple – a platform that is easy to use and puts members’ needs first. No hidden fees, complicated rules or trading powers. It’s why DAE has grown to become the largest privately owned exchange provider since opening its doors in 1997 – now servicing over 1.5 million timeshare owners worldwide, including 550,000 direct members.

Through innovation and value-added service, DAE has changed exchange with a low cost business model that allows owners to get more out of their vacation ownership investment. Operating from 10 global offices located across North America, UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, South Africa and the Middle East, DAE delivers a range of products and services to help businesses in the timeshare industry achieve their goals and objectives – providing local solutions with a global outlook.

For more information, visit www.daelive.com

About SPI Software

SPI Software provides resort developers and operators of timeshare, vacation clubs and mixed use properties with Web-based and Microsoft.NET-based software solutions. SPI’s flagship software product, Orange, includes modules for marketing, sales, property management (PMS), finance, maintenance fee and receivables servicing, centralized reservations(CRS), owner services, advanced reporting and website applications.

Founded in 1978 and based in Miami, FL, SPI may be reached at 305-858-9505, or info@spiinc.com